Journeys & Adventures

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1st classified

Work
by Rahat Bin Mustafiz


Nagarbari Ghat is one of the busiest river ports in the country. Importers of fertilizers, food grains, coal, and cement use this route for easy transportation. Usually, laborers work here all day long to unload the products from the ships. They carry the bags and get paid per ba...

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2nd classified

The Couple Is Struggling to Find a Stop
by Morten Gåsvand


Cold winter days are well known in Chisinau. Without heating on the buses, it becomes extra difficult to see anything outside and jump off at the right stop. The picture was shot in Stefan cel Mare, the main street, which is usually very busy with traffic.

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3rd classified

Surprise Visit
by Marcus Westberg


A territorial male hippopotamus suddenly emerges out of the Chobe River. After his first appearance twenty seconds earlier, Chobe Princess guide Patrick wisely decided to turn the small boat around and leave the area, but the hippo nevertheless gave chase.

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Honorable mention

River
by Natalia Mroz


Priest Aregawi Wolde Mariam looks down at a dry river valley below an ancient church in Tigray. A perilous, vertical ascent with a sheer drop of hundreds of meters takes visitors to the entrance. Local people however ascend with ease, instinctively reaching the foot-holds moulded...

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Honorable mention

BikeFlower_XeHoa
by Thanh Nguyen Phuc


Street vendors are a fundamental part of Hanoi’s culture. They use bicycles and baskets, carts, bags carried by hand to sell food, fruit and flowers. Here, a florist on a bicycle magically fits into the multicolored mural, leaving behind a scented trail.

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Honorable mention

Polar Bear 81
by Bob Chiu


Every year in October and November polar bears will head out to the Hudson Bay icesheets looking for food. Here a curious polar bear approached the rear of the open deck of a buggy vehicle where many curious visitors were also trying to catch a good close up of the giant creature...

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Honorable mention

Green Clouds
by Viktor Lyagushkin


A scuba diver swims under ice hummocks of the White Sea. The strength of tides breaks the thick ice shield and creates majestic sculptures. The underwater sea world looks like a different planet with a green sky. The water color is caused not only by the properties of the water i...

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Honorable mention

Anchovy Fishing Net
by Thien Nguyen Ngoc


Soft light of a new day illuminating the green shape of fishing nets moving beneath the water’s surface. Many local fisherman families follow currents near shore to catch the anchovy during peak season. Salted anchovy is the most important raw material needed to produce tradition...

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Honorable mention

My Family
by K Asad


A sister teaches her brother at night. In Char Island, the main source of earnings is farming. Sometimes thieves come and steal their cattle. That’s why they take it to the same room where they sleep, because the cattle represents their only earning source.

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Honorable mention

Follow the Light
by Junhui Fang


It takes a 14-hour drive to get to Seda Larung Gar Buddhist Academy from the nearest city, and the journey is quite tough due to the mountainous roads. This view shows small red houses on the left side, while empty green roads curve on the other side. The monks follow the lights...

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Remarkable Artwork

Glassfish
by Julia Wimmerlin


Glass-fish are easy and popular prey for nearly everything around them. To survive, their schools are usually big and constantly on the move. These fish are usually semitransparent, to blend in with the color of the water. Their normally transparent bodies reflect the light of a...

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Remarkable Artwork

Traditional Craft
by Ahmet Fatih Sönmez


As in many countries, the number of people engaged in traditional production is gradually decreasing in Turkey. Uncle Musa is one of them. He tries to keep the method he learned from his ancestors alive in his village.

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Remarkable Artwork

Night Fishing
by Uttam Kamati


In Mekhliganj the river Teesta enters Bangladesh. Local resident Sankar Rabidas is a cobbler by profession, and fishing is his hobby. He is preparing for night fishing, with kerosene lamps, nets and torchlight. Most of the fishermen roam the river the whole night looking for fish...

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Remarkable Artwork

Dustytrip
by Mustafa Kilic


The difficult and dusty journey of the sheep herds to the highlands of Mount Nemrut. Shepherds and herds of sheep travel to and from Mount Nemrut twice a day, walking the dusty road for about 15 kilometers.

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Remarkable Artwork

Green Sea Surfing
by Weimin Qi


The green Kerala grassland is endless, and the undulations of the mountains look like the waves of the sea, cascading and reaching into the distance. The evening sun was highlighting the curves, creating a contrast between light and shadows, when two herdsmen steered their horses...

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Remarkable Artwork

Life Is Struggle
by Rapo Hansda


For the ones living in poverty, working is necessary. In any situation they have to work and earn, in order to survive. These people have left their home to go to work, despite the heavy rain, trying to cover themselves with anything they have.

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Remarkable Artwork

Afternoon in Khaju Bridge
by Ali Azar


The moment of the reopening of the Zayandeh River and the exciting welcome of the people of Isfahan next to the Khaju Bridge. The muddy water flows rapidly, making the picture dynamic and balanced.

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Remarkable Artwork

Kolkata Railway Slum
by Francesca Salice


Thousands of people live by the railroad tracks, crossing Kolkata and its outskirts. When trains pass by, they hide themselves inside their shelters. In this picture a child is hiding behind his house's curtain.

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Remarkable Artwork

Sulfur Fire Fishing
by Shirley Wung


Sulfur fire fishing is a unique skill that has been passed down for hundreds of years. The fire-bouncing boy uses the locally abundant sulphur rock to fish. The only four remaining sulphur fire fishing boats are in the Jinshan area. The fire flame enlightens the fishes emerging f...

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